WP9 – CLUSTER WITH OTHER PROJECTS AND NETWORKING

UPM, 3GSM, ARNÓ, BRGM, VA Erzberg GmbH, InvestorNet, LTU, Maxam, Minpol, MUL, MINERA ORGIVA,
TU GRAZ, ZABALA

To establish a powerful, solid network of key stakeholders and end users with potential interest in the project’s successful
execution and results that will expand the project’s scope towards new market opportunities to maximise impact.

9.1. NETWORKING

UPM (lead), all partners

As an overarching theme throughout the project’s execution, the consortium intends to build up a solid and self-sufficient
contact network surrounding the project. To jump-start the creation and progressive growth of this collaborative network,
the consortium members will work on consolidating their presence and rallying up additional support from the following
areas:
Mining-related cluster sites

  • Vision 2020: Innovation platform for entities participating in the H2020 programme.
  • COST: A European framework for the support of transnational cooperation among researchers, engineers and scholars.
  • EIP on Raw Materials: A stakeholder platform of representatives from industry, public services, academia and NGOs
    focusing on raw materials.

Relevant projects (potential synergies between former and current projects funded within the H2020 programme and
the SLIM project)

  • Minerals4EU Development of a European Mineral intelligence network structure
  • I²MINE Design of a series of activities to pave the path towards the concept of an invisible, zero-impact mine.
  • EURARE Development of a safeguarding strategy for the uninterrupted supply of REE raw materials and products
    crucial for sectors of the EU economy.
  • MINERAL EYE Real-time on-line mineralogical analysis for the process optimization and more sustainable mining.
  • ProSUM Establishment of a European network of expertise on secondary sources of critical raw materials (CRMs).
  • Real-Time Mining Development of a real-time optimization of extraction and the logistic process in highly complex
    geological and selective mining settings.
  • OptimOre Strategy for increasing yield on tungsten and tantalum ore production by means of advanced and flexible
    control on crushing, milling and separation process
  • Mining databases and knowledge-sharing tools
  • European Geological Data Infrastructure (EGDI) A scope study working towards a pan-European geological data
    infrastructure based on use cases, datasets, functional and technical requirements, legal topics and governance
    framework.

9.2. MANAGEMENT INTERACTION: ADVISORY BOARD

UPM (lead), all partners

The networking strategy defined in Task 10.1 will act as a starting point to initiate and develop an open-dialogue
approach at the various workshops, presentations and seminars the consortium plans to attend. The main goal is to
contact and attract as many key stakeholders as necessary to maximise the impact and reach of the project.
For this purpose, the project’s management structure will include an Advisory Board, an entity composed by stakeholders
and final users in its entirety. The Advisory Board will provide invaluable external input and feedback on some critical
phases of the project’s execution:

  • System validation, replicability and up-scaling: as an entity made up of mining companies, explosive and machinery
    manufacturers and potential end users, the Advisory Board’s feedback during the validation phase of the project will
    prove to be fundamental in the refining of the final solution and the definition of key quality standards to be met.
  • Transition to market: the Advisory Board will aid in the easing of the transition of the SLIM solution from a prototype
    to a commercial product by building up a realistic customer base and identifying target markets.
  • Broadening the project’s reach: the ability to work directly with relevant agents in the mining industry will contribute
    to widening the project’s horizons regarding international relevance and overall impact, since the all member of the
    Advisory Board will be kept informed of any new developments and relevant events and encouraged to take part in
    the project’s execution.
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